Democrats to Redraft Virus Relief in Bid to Jump-Start Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge virus relief bill.

House Democrats say they are paring back their proposal in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration.

If talks fall through, the Democratic-controlled House could still pass the measure next week.

The chamber passed a $3.4 trillion rescue measure in May but Republicans dismissed the measure as bloated and unrealistic.

Even as Democrats cut their offer to $2.2 trillion or so, Senate Republicans are focusing on a much smaller rescue package in the $650 billion to $1 trillion range.

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